2,3 Also used for the treatment of scabies and lice, it is one of the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines. It is widely used in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to treat worm infections . 4 With total doses of ivermectin distributed apparently equaling one-third of the present world population, 5 ivermectin at the usual. It may also be used to treat other conditions and as a treatment of onchocerciasis, intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis or river blindness Ivermectin is used in children weighing >15 kg for the treatment of helminthic infections , pediculosis, and scabies. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. It treats strongyloidosis by killing the worms in the intestines Ivermectin is an FDA approved drug for use in humans to treat a variety of parasitic infections including parasitic worms , hookworm and whipworm. Ivermectin is also used to control onchocerciasis (river blindness; infection with a type of roundworm that may cause rash, bumps under the skin, and vision problems including vision loss or blindness).
The safety of using ivermectin in children weighing. Ivermectin is in a class of medications called anthelmintics.